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The Thompsons (2012)

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On the run with the law on their trail, America's most anguished vampire family heads to England to find an ancient vampire clan. What they find instead could tear their family, and their throats, apart forever.

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Mitchell Altieri (as The Butcher Brothers), Phil Flores (as The Bucher Brothers)

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Mitchell Altieri (based on characters created by) (as The Butcher Brothers), Phil Flores (based on characters created by) (as The Butcher Brothers) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cory Knauf ... Francis Hamilton / Thompson
Samuel Child ... David Hamilton / Thompson
Mackenzie Firgens ... Darlene Hamilton / Thompson
Joseph McKelheer ... Wendell Hamilton / Thompson
Ryan Hartwig ... Lenny Hamilton / Thompson
Elizabeth Henstridge ... Riley Stuart
Daniel O'Meara ... Father Stuart
Selina Giles ... Mother Stuart
Sean Browne ... Cole Stuart
Tom Holloway ... Ian Stuart
Sean Cronin ... Cyrus
James Lowe ... Fabian
Tammy Minoff ... Carol Ann
Craig Gellis ... Striker
Sean Guse Sean Guse ... Lenny
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On the run with the law on their trail, America's most anguished vampire family heads to England to find an ancient vampire clan. What they find instead could tear their family, and their throats, apart forever.

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Different town. Different name. Same family. Bigger problems. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal bloody violence, some strong sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tompsonovi See more »

Filming Locations:

Ashford, Kent, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Sequel is a vicious and fun vampire horror/drama
28 January 2013 | by jaguiar313See all my reviews

After 6 years, The Butcher Brothers (Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores) return to the dysfunctional vampire family last seen in their low budget chiller The Hamiltons, who, as per that film's finale, now go by the name of The Thompsons. When a stop at a roadside diner puts them in the middle of a robbery, youngest member Lenny (Ryan Hartwig) is seriously wounded. After slaughtering robber and patron alike, the fiendish family flees to Europe to find help from others like themselves and escape the police manhunt. In the small town of Ludlow, England they find their British equivalent, The Stuarts and it seems they have found help for Lenny in this kindred family. But, The Stuarts unveil their own sinister agenda and as Francis (Cory Knauf) falls in love with their beautiful daughter, Riley (Elizabeth Henstridge), a war of the vampire clans erupts and a blood soaked battle for supremacy begins. Where the first film was a creepy and twisted family drama, the sequel shows us what a Twilight movie would be like if they had any real fangs… and gallons of blood. And The Butcher's version of that neutered vampire saga is a lot more gory fun. Where the first movie kept their vampiric nature a secret till the end, this is a full blown vampire flick that explains a lot of about the character's condition that wasn't fully explored in The Hamiltons. There are barely any humans in the cast either and those that are, don't last long. It's all red eyes, bared fangs and spurting blood. The film moves quickly too, at barely over 80 minutes, so there is little time wasted on melodrama and what I really liked was how the Butchers turned the sick and blood thirsty Hamiltons/Thompsons into the victims this time round and thus the heroes. We find ourselves rooting for characters that creep-ed us out in the first movie and that was part of what made this sequel entertaining. If you are a fan of The Hamiltons you probably will enjoy this sequel especially as the original cast are all back, except for Hartwig as Lenny, and they are taken in a different direction. The budget is slightly larger but, not by a lot as the Butcher's style seems to be a good fit for low budget indie horrors. It's not perfect, there are some flaws, it's not as atmospheric or creepy like the first film, not that it lacks it's share of shocking moments, but, overall an enjoyably different follow-up to the disturbing original.


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